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hy·per·sen·si·tive

 (hī′pər-sĕn′sĭ-tĭv)
adj.
1. Highly or excessively sensitive.
2. Responding excessively to the stimulus of a foreign agent, such as an allergen.

hy′per·sen′si·tive·ness, hy′per·sen′si·tiv′i·ty n.
hy′per·sen′si·tize′ (-tīz′) v.
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hypersensitivity

extreme or abnormal sensitivity, as to criticism. — hypersensitive, adj.
See also: Psychology
extreme or abnormal sensitivity, as to criticism. — hypersensitive, adj.
See also: Attitudes
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypersensitivity - pathological sensitivity
predisposition, sensitivity - susceptibility to a pathogen
cryaesthesia, cryesthesia - hypersensitivity to cold
hypersensitivity reaction - an inappropriate and excessive reaction to an allergen (as pollen or dust or animal hair or certain foods); severity ranges from mild allergy to severe systemic reactions leading to anaphylactic shock
2.hypersensitivity - extreme sensitivity
sensitivity, sensitiveness, sensibility - (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation; "sensitivity to pain"
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Translations

hypersensitivity

n hipersensibilidad f
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The presence of anti-progesterone antibodies suggests other pathogenic mechanisms, including type III hypersensitivity reaction to antigen-antibody complexes that are deposited in the skin, which could induce dermatitis, as progesterone secretion increases before and after menstruation.
Although limited data exists about methods for the detection of type III hypersensitivity reactions, some suggest that serum IgG antibody testing can be utilized (Shamberger 2008; Stapel et al.
In situ formation of antigen-antibody complexes can trigger a Gell & Coombs type III hypersensitivity reaction mediated by the complement system (13).